Gilbert
Gilbert
Deborah J. Gilbert of Ridgeland, Deputy Executive Director for Finance and Administration at the Mississippi Community College Board, has been awarded the national Community College Budget Officers (CCBO) inaugural Bob Hassmiller Award for Humanitarian Service.  

The award is given to an individual who best demonstrates an exemplary service mindset, and the recipient displays the core principles of humanitarianism including a desire to bring assistance without discrimination; ensures respect for their fellow human beings; and promotes mutual understanding, cooperation, and friendship.  

For nearly 30 years, Deborah has worked at the Mississippi Community College Board, and in 2015, served as Interim Executive Director.  Her responsibilities include overseeing the annual disbursement of approximately $300 million to the community colleges and managing an agency budget of approximately $100 million.